My weekend started off with dinner, shopping, and visiting with our dear friends Susie and Korey. John and Korey couldn’t help themselves while Susie and I were looking at yarn. They are too funny. Anyway we went back to our house and visited while I showed Susie how to make pompoms.
Of course Korey and John couldn’t go without making us laugh again by tying the pompoms on Korey’s shoes.
Saturday morning I decided to wind my washcloth cotton into pretty cakes of yarn. Then I finished up a few hot pads
and then headed off to Twist to hang out for a while.
While I was at Twist I made a cup cozy from the second edition of Simply Crochet. I didn’t like the size that it turned out so I took it all out when I arrived back home.
Then we were off to be a part of the surprise birthday party for my sister-in-law Ann.
These were just a few of the pictures that I took at the party. I loved being a part of Ann’s celebration and couldn’t help but think how Dean would have been so happy that his children surprised Ann. I could almost hear that little snicker that he always made when he laughed especially when he got away with something and as Ann walked through that door Saturday. I’m not sure if they really truly knew how much he loved each and every one of them, but I felt that love Saturday in the basement of the church that he and Ann exchanged their wedding vows; as I missed my brother all over again.
Saturday afternoon I couldn’t help but take another picture of my hyacinths as I knew we were in for another snow storm.
Here’s what we woke to on Sunday morning.
The snow was beautiful and a lot of the morning was spent taking pictures of it and the birds with my telephoto lens. Have I told you lately how much I love my new camera? Well if I haven’t I’m telling you now; I love my new camera! 🙂
After all the snow pictures, I set out to make some cup cozies of my own design. While writing a pattern I always make the first project, then I read the stitches as I write the instructions down, then I make another project while reading the instructions that I wrote down. While making the second project I make corrections to the pattern as I go along. Then I make a third project and hopefully by that time I don’t have to make any corrections to the written instructions and then just for good measure I made a fourth project. I love how the cup cozies turned out and while I was taking pictures of them,
John stepped in and held up a white dish towel so that I could get a good photo of my four cup cozies.
It’s pretty interesting how we go to such extremes to get just the right shot of the projects that I make, and can I mention how much better the color quality is with my new camera? 😉
Then I designed two more cup cozies to fit my other two mugs. I love how they turned out and I especially like the two button closure.
On Sunday afternoon John decided to fix the toilet after I had been nagging him for about six months to do so. He dreads doing these home repairs because it always takes him three times longer than the average man. (no, I didn’t say that he said that) Anyway all the insides of the toilet tank have now been replaced and we are keeping our fingers crossed that this time the toilet will not continue to run like it has in the past.
I bet you thought I had forgotten about the mystery project contest? Nope, I just like to save the best for last.
Here is what I made out of those little circles. It is one of the cutest little bunnies that I’ve ever seen. Thanks to Jill of “Nice Piece of Work” I now want to make more and more of these little guys or girls. (whichever you want them to be). Anyway she found the pattern here on “The Green Dragonfly” blog and I think I will be making more of these in the near future. In my next blogpost I will share a little tip how I like to stuff the animals that I crochet.
Since no one really guessed exactly what the mystery project was;
I put every person’s name in a container who commented here on my blog and on Facebook. I gave it a good shake, rattle, and roll and had John clean his hands off in the middle of the toilet repair to draw a name out.
It looks like Laura of “Cute as a Button” wins one of my scrappy washcloths. Laura if you will please send me your mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org, I will send the washcloth.
Since we are talking about Laura. I have been wanting to tell you about her and her newest little projects. I follow Laura’s blog and was so fascinated by the little turtles that she made. If you would like to read about Timmy Turtle and his friend please go here first. I think you might recognize a certain persons name mentioned in the story. 😉 I hope you love Laura’s story about the two turtles as much I do, and I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and hope your week is full of whatever you want or need to do.